Welcome to Jolly Lane Greenhouse
We are a Rapid City nursery that provides helpful information to both green thumbs and beginning gardeners about horticulture in the Black Hills and surrounding areas. Our garden supply center houses a variety of plant selections, including shrubs, annuals, perennials, and herbs, as well as garden décor.
At Jolly Lane Greenhouse, you'll find your senses stimulated by an extensive assortment of seasonal plants, shrubs, and trees from our garden supply centers. We have a variety of fragrant and brightly-colored foliage, bushes, evergreens, perennials, vines, ornamental grasses, and rose bushes—there's something for every season!
Jolly Lane Greenhouse has everything you need to start planning and planting your flower and vegetable seedlings. You'll find a huge selection of flower and vegetable seeds, germinating soil and trays, heating mats for germinating, marking stakes and much more.
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This very popular small fruit is a herbaceous perennial. It naturally propagates itself by means of runners that form chiefly after the blooming season. While some berries may form the first year, biggest yields are realized in the following years. Started plants give you a jump on the season and can also give some fruit in the first year.
Depending on the variety, you can expect approximately one quart of berries from each plant if it is properly cared for. June-bearing or Spring-bearing plants produce a single crop each year and Ever-bearing plants produce one crop during normal season and another in the fall with a few friuts in between.
To prepare the soil: Turn soil over and incorporate organic matter, such as peat moss and approximatley 1 lb. of 5-10-5 fertilizer per 100 square feet, or a complete slow-release fertilizer may be added. Planting: Plants may be planted either in spring or in early fall. Plant them 8-12" apart and always cut off all runners as they appear, keeping only the original plant. Runner production decreases the amount of fruit you will obtain. Before planting, remove any dead or dying leaves. Place transplant in soil to the same level as the container in which it was grown. Firm the transplant and water well.
Keep the site as weed free as possible with shallow cultivation. If strawberries are to be used as a perennial crop. remove flower stalks the first year to improve second year's growth. If strawberries are to be used as an annual, flower stalks should remain on the plant. Everbearers and June bearers will give highest yields if kept for no more than two years, and if runners are cut off as they appear.
Incorporation of slow-release fertilizer at the time of soil preparation should provide all the nutrients the plant needs. If plants appear light green and grow poorly, 1 lb. of ammonium nitrate per 100 square feet of row may be applied. Be sure to remove any fertilizer from leaves. Fertilizer application in the spring may cause soft berries and reduce yield.
To insure clean fruit and a healthier more vigorous plant, a hay or planter mulch should be applied between rows. A 3-4" layer of hay mulch can be used for winter protection in colder areas and in spring can be pushed from the plants to the rows to be used during the growing season.
Wait until the berries are fully colored: Don't pick those with white spots. Keep berries out of the sun once picked. Discard any berries that have been damaged by insects or diseases.
Come in to Jolly Lane Greenhouse and pick up your strawberries. We have 6 paks.